That’s exactly what happened, as evidenced by this quote from President Obama at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland:

“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” Obama said.

President Obama: Bringing the world together by singling out certain groups for unwarranted ridicule and derision since 2009!

This Twitter user couldn’t contain her disgust:

Many others also voiced their outrage at the president’s remarks:

IowaHawk handled it with his usual spot-on sense of humor and aplomb:

Related:

Lapdog media blackout: Catholic organizations file lawsuits against Obamacare mandates, ignored by press

Obama’s anti-Catholicism goes way back

  • ChampionCapua

    By the time we got to public high school, us Catholic school kids were essentially already Juniors. First two years were basically a review of wat we already knew. Valedictorian and Salutatorian both from Catholic school. #Divisive

    • detroit19

      Truth.

    • https://twitter.com/misterjayem MrJM

      After I left the madrassa for public high school, I was essentially already a Senior.

      — MrJM

      • Corey Dennison

        Hooray for one-upsmanship.

        SMH

      • fivebyfive

        and then you exploded

  • Lotte Lenya

    My advice for Captain Clueless: keep talking, just like that. Please.
    It won’t end well.

    • Jeremy

      Yeah I hope keeps sticking his foot in his mouth.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        HE would have to be an EXTREME Contortionist to live as HE does, with his foot in his mouth and his head up his Rectum… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Clete Torres

      Based on the 2012 election, his constant ability to tread upon his tongue won’t hurt him a bit. Remember his comments and the 0bamacare mandate re: contraceptives in Catholic-run hospitals/businesses?

      If that didn’t galvanize Catholics to vote against him, this won’t hurt him either.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        You’d almost think that Catholics are not gullible enough to fall for your false outrage.

      • Todd Jensen

        Pretty sure he won’t be up for re-election.

  • BoscoBolt

    Spoken like a true muslim.

    • ceemack

      Hmmm…which is more “divisive”…a Catholic school or a madrassa?

  • detroit19

    I attended (and graduated from) 12 years of Catholic school and NEVER heard a divisive word but rather a message of tolerance for all people, regardless of race or creed.

    • Duvall

      Was this in Northern Ireland?

      • maggie1959

        yes duvall it sure was…

        • bluewaternavy

          He wouldn’t have dared say that in the Irish Republic.

    • plumberskid

      Same here. One of our required Religion classes was Comparative Religions, where we were taught about the major religions around the world. Our school had many non-Catholic students and a few atheists as well. We all got along just fine.

    • Guest

      Those nuns were effective in scaring the education into you, weren’t they? It works

      • lukuj

        Very few Catholic schools have nuns teaching any longer, which is a loss. Most were excellent teachers and disciplinarians . The kids from Catholic schools were always way ahead of those in public high schools if they changed for high school. The Catholic schools in inner city areas these days are much more effective than the public schools, and they often waive tuition for those in need.

    • lukuj

      Same here.

    • $23988033

      I became Catholic 8 years ago at age 40 and they have never said a hateful thing in any mass about Jews, Muslims gays etc. In fact, our priest said that after the Boston Bombing we not only needed to pray for the victims but for the bombers.

      Obama;s beloved Muslims believe in offing anyone just for leaving the Muslim faith. Obama reminds me more of Hitler everyday. Hitler clearly despised Jews but he also hated Catholics and LOVED the Muslim Brotherhood. So many parallels between Obama regime and that of Adolph Hitler in his early years.

  • TJ

    But Romney was not conservative enough to show up and vote for /s

  • Robert

    Yeah, I hate to say it, but Obama didn’t do anything wrong here. This is the definition of faux-rage. This particular sentence was just about the segregation of Ireland. We can’t do this kind of stuff and get sidetracked. It makes conservatives look petty and well… liberal. He also never singled out Catholicism here. He said Protestant too.

    • Joe W.

      Did he mention Islam??

      • Jazzee

        NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Joy

        No interestingly he did not……..Hmmmm

      • LisaG

        Twisting the spirit of It’s a Wonderful Life, it seems every time someone negatively mentions Islam, somewhere we hear a bomb. Criticizing Islam, especially on the world stage, carries enormous potential for collateral damage. Not that the president has a big problem with that, but he wouldn’t want to anger them enough to endanger his own realm. He will just continue point at other religions and yell, “SQUIRREL!!!”

    • wwbdinct

      Yea – I’ll just bet you hate to say it…….

    • grais

      I’d bet a whole lot of Irish people are wondering who the frig he thinks he is.

      • DanStlMo

        I’ve been reading the comment sections of Irish and Scottish papers this evening, they ain’t happy with the One.

        • grais

          Not surprising. He’s arrogant on a global scale.

          • GaylePutt

            And a Biblical scale as well……

          • MizDi

            yeah, but he’s not just arrogant on a Biblical scale .. he’s pretty ignorant on a Biblical scale, too.

      • $23988033

        He is a Fascist who hates Catholics because as MO says, “Catholicism is the white man’s religion.” They side with Islam but hate all religion. They only tolerate Islam because Muslims hate the US and the West and Islam is totalitarian in nature. Their goal is to destroy Judeo-Christianity and then to destroy Islam but they will FAIL.

        None of us will ever let them destroy our faith …ever!

    • http://www.thereisagod.webs.com/ Derek Lockhart

      Yeah, I’m with you. As much as it almost physically pains me to say it, I don’t think Obama was doing anything wrong here. Something pointless, perhaps, but not necessarily wrong. I don’t think he’s calling for an end to catholic education any more than the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas ruling was meant to destroy public schools. Let’s focus on the real issues, like the 101 Scandals, perhaps. Maybe we should send him a dalmatian for every scandal and see how long before they could redo the movie in the white house. I’d give it a month. 😉 Anyway, I didn’t see “down with Catholic ed” in his speech, myself.

      • Joy

        Oh it is there.It is implied because we know where he is coming from don’t we!! That is why he is not given the benefit of a doubt here, no way. His administration has had it in for the catholic faith from the beginning.Pushing birth control down the throats of the Catholic church etc.Oh and I am still focused on the as you so aptly put it 101 scandals……..

    • Liberty

      But if you look at the broader picture of Obama’s attitude toward the Catholic Church then you can’t fail to see his utter disrespect & disdain for it. This isn’t really an isolated thing.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        I know that you’re desperate to feel persecuted by someone, but let it go.

        • Thomas Cake

          I guess you’re too stupid to understand the point Liberty was trying to make. Must be a Protestant.

        • $23988033

          Ummm..no Obama has consistently come out against Catholics in the military, Zerocare, schools, and on an international level. Obama always sides with his radical Islamist friends who murder Christians (actually they crucify them still) in Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Kenya, Syria etc. Also Clinton just said that Israel better make peace or cease to exist.

          The Syrian rebels Obama is aiding with billions just beheaded a 14 yr old in front of his parents for not praising Allah enough.

          Also, women and gays are being persecuted and murdered in these radical Islamist countries Obama loves so much.

          Under Obama the Military Personnel in charge of religious tolerance is an anti-Christian Zealout, Hagel hates Jews, Obama has crosses covered when he speaks, MO said that “Catholicism is a white person’s religion”, military who discuss their Christian faith are discharged dishonorably, etc etc

          I could give you over 100 examples of what he is doing to Catholics and Jews.

          Wake up!

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Remind me again, the people who he’s been calling drone strikes against are of which religion? Catholics?

      • George Murrey

        Just like the stupid healthcare bill. He won’t back down telling Catholics and other organizations that they are not exempt from it. Oh, sorry, the muslims get a pass. Talk to him about that issue.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Muslim schools don’t have to provide health insurance to employees now?

          • ObamaFail

            If they were, we’d be seeing riots in our streets. So of course muslims are exempt from the stuff Obama is forcing on other religions.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Sounds to me like you’re making this up.

    • Elaine

      BS. Now that he is in his second term, nothing will stop him from shoving his radical Marxist agenda down our throats! All this PC crap is killing our freedoms in this country. I can’t even believe the push to stop police from giving ANY description of criminals, including their religion”?? What’s that all about? His goal is to bring this country to it’s knees, making it easier for the Muslims and Progressives to take over.

      • $23988033

        It is ironic knowing that Progressives support Islam knowing that they treat women like cattle and kill all non-Muslims and gays. If you even convert from Islam to another faith you can be killed.

        I guess liberal Progs hate Jews, Catholics, women, Christians and gays …oh and dogs and pigs.

    • George Murrey

      I bet with his remark, he made a lot Catholic friends, huh?

    • Mike Foltz

      Robert……..Obama’s little koolaid drinker.

    • William P Murphy

      This is not segregation: it is school choice.

    • FatherBryan Timby

      Robert, there are two kinds of schools that teach the general population in Northern Ireland: National (Public) schools and Catholic schools. Catholics go to Catholic schools and Protestants go to National schools.. There was only one meaning here,

  • Tessa I.

    I went to a Catholic grade school, then a Jewish high school. Studied Buddhism in college out of sheer curiosity, and now I read about ancient polytheistic pantheons for fun in my spare time. If Catholic school tried to make me fearful or set me against other religions, it did a pretty piss-poor job of it.

    And for the record, Mr. President? Our pastor was a kind, intelligent man who encouraged everyone to work hard and do the best they could with what they had. I suspect he was a lot better for me and my classmates than Rev. Wright ever could be for your little girls.

  • Joe W.

    Really makes me want to donate to Grambling State University and the United Negro College Fund, Barack. They aren’t “divisive” at all.

    • rinodino

      You wouldn’t if you could, so nice try

      • ObamaFail

        And I bet you wouldn’t either. Gotta save them welfare dollars. And besides, you’re missing the point of what Joe was saying. The organizations he listed are all about division and drawing classification by race.

  • CombatDiver

    Damn… Chelsea said all that really needs to be said. Keep it up chelsea and with your attitude and faith, you will be very successful in life and love.

  • jwmiller

    From the expert who knows all about Catholic Schools & any subject mentioned. It’s called Sociopath.

  • Anyone00

    It doesn’t seem the statement from Obama is just against Catholic schools but private religiously affiliated education in general: let me guess BHO wants everyone without exception to attend a nationally controlled public school.

    • bidentime

      Everyone except for his daughters.

      • plumberskid

        They don’t need any more indoctrination. They get all they need at the dinner table and on their many, many, many vacations.

        • $23988033

          Yes in under 5 years they have had 30+ family vacations costing us billions. Is the African Safari with the sharp shooters to kill the nasty lions still on? That should cost …oh say 500 million or so?

          I feel so sorry for his daughters..they will have to live with the shame and failure of the Obama regime for the rest of their lives. Maybe they will just change their names…I would.

      • Anyone00

        Well, all animals are equal…

    • Thomas Cake

      Bingo…finally, the right answer! Thank you Anyone00.

    • Jerry Camp

      Well, except the Muslims…

    • $23988033

      Commies hate religion.

  • grais

    This guy shows more and more of his despicable nature every time he opens his mouth.

  • http://www.dryedmangoez.com/ DryedMangoez.com

    Well, as someone who went to Catholic school from Kinder to college, I can’t say he’s completely wrong. Especially considering I went to Catholic school in San Francisco, there were plenty divisive teachers and professors… all liberals. Being a Journalism student, we interviewed the president of the university, who is a priest, for class and I distinctly remember the discussion turning to politics and him calling Republicans “right wing kooks.”

    Most of my professors were pretty liberal and practically took the day off after the 08 elections to celebrate.

    • Spinmamma

      Good one. Quite sure this the Prez would like that divisiveness.

  • Marvin Nelson

    I am not a Catholic, but am still offended by Oblabber’s unbelievable statement. Many of my college students came from Catholic schools and they are usually more well prepared than the ones who went through government schools. If he wants to fix something, he can scrap the US Department of Education, which violates the 10th Amendment. Oh, wait, Obummer doesn’t read that document.

    • $23988033

      Obama doesn’t have time to read anything except for the news occasionally as he is shooting…I mean missing hoops, going on vacations or regaling Reggie Love and his Hollywood sycophants.

  • Peyton

    Wouldn’t political parties be more divisive than schools?

    • Bathing Suit Area

      If there were schools for republican kids and schools for democratic kids, he’d probably be calling that divisive. And loonies on here would probably find a way to be outraged by it.

      • Peyton

        Schools are not divisive in nature. Even when he offends people with his religious bigotry, loonies like you try to act like it’s false outrage.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Segregated schools are divisive. That’s the whole point of them.

          • Peyton

            Last time I checked schools have been desegregated. You don’t have to be catholic to go to a catholic school,

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Last I checked, the Catholic kids in Ireland almost all go to Catholic schools and the Protestant kids go to Protestant schools.

          • Peyton

            Last time I checked, they aren’t required to. And Obama just has a big problem with the Catholic church.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Last I checked, societies didn’t need enforcement to continue segregation.
            And as much as you wish Obama had a problem with the Catholic Church, most Catholics aren’t gullible enough to believe your crap.

          • Peyton

            Don’t believe me? Search it. You’ll find plenty of articles chronicling Obama’s bias against the catholic church.

      • Mike Foltz

        Learn how to speak, you must have went to the Democratic school .

        • rinodino

          This is why you guys lose the argument, name calling after a smack down

          • Mike Foltz

            Smack Down ? LOL !!! “he’s probably be calling that divisive ” As you can see,you need to use proper grammer,I didn’t say that ,YOU did ,that might be a “smack down ” in your little book but in big boy land that was pathetic……………now that’s a Smack Down youngster.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Oh noes, a typo! That invalidates the whole argument!

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        The dept. of Educafation wouldn’t allow it, nor would the SCOTUS #BrownVsBoardOfEducation It’s up to parents who want ot either send their kids to Public Schools, and come out with a mediocre education, or get a better education from a Private or Parochial School.
        And, both admit students without regard to Race, Creed, Religion, Skin color, or National origin. #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Wow, so it sounds like he wasn’t talking about Catholic run schools in America at all!

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          @bathing Suit area-And one of your comments, the one about Republican Schools and Democrat School, sounded a LOT like HIS speech, quoted above… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

          • Bathing Suit Area

            That was the point.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          “And, both admit students without regard to Race, Creed, Religion, Skin color, or National origin. ”

          Wow, that doesn’t sound like what Obama was talking about at all. Oh wait, it wasn’t what he was talking about. Glad to have cleared that up.

  • SPCAndyJ

    Catholic school is divisive? Not as divisive as America hating I’m sure…

  • http://ruleofreason.blogspot.com/ Edward Cline

    I’m an atheist, but I attended a Catholic school for the first eight years. At least I learned reading, writing, and math. Then I went to a public school for four years, and learned absolutely nothing.

    • Jazzee

      YOU made me laugh needed that

    • $23988033

      That is why Obama’s daughters and anyone that can afford it gets their kids out of public schools. Some great writer once said that the people who can’t cut it anywhere get PHD’s in Education.

  • Peyton

    Obama’s kids go to Sidwell Friends, a Quaker School.

    • Arkelk

      And Barack Obama himself went to a school founded by New England Missionaries (Congregationalist).

      • Bathing Suit Area

        Wow, it’s almost as if he’s not trying to destroy all schools run by religious people, and the people going nuts over his comments have completely misinterpreted them (willfully, I suspect in many cases).

      • Peyton

        That would explain why he’s so divisive. He’s conflicted on the inside.

  • CMGill

    You all know this was said in Northern Ireland, right, where there are STILL annual parades where the locals flaunt their ‘colors’ to commemorate the winning of one skirmish or another between Catholics and Protestants? The tribal mentality is strong up there.

    His remarks were about both the Catholic and the Protestant schools/buildings/neighborhoods, etc. He did not single out Catholicism.

    • CMGill

      Go ahead, mark my post ‘Down.’ Walking through certain parts of Belfast and Ulster are like walking through the ‘hoods of L.A. and Chicago. Wear the wrong thing or say the wrong thing and you’ll get your ass handed to you. The parades are gang strutting at their finest.

      • Molly

        You cannot blame Catholic schools for the hatred that occurs between Protestants and Catholics. The schools are there to educate children in both academics and religion. They are not there to encourage violence or hatred. Now once children walk out the door to their families, who still remember the terrible events of history and deal with the present, that is another story.

        • CMGill

          He is talking about Northern Ireland; schools and just about everything else there extremely partisan.

          Once again, he DID NOT single out the Catholics. Both sides are addressed. Most here are only focusing on the word Catholic to the exclusion of everything else. Why?

          • mhojai

            Not as much as his sanctimony of calling ANYONE else “divisive”…he’s nothing but a lying, jugeared hypocrite, and this is but an explicit example.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Stop using logic and spoiling our martyr complex!

          • GaylePutt

            If there is so much misunderstanding of his remarks, perhaps he needs new speech writers who can help him get his ideas across in a more comprehensible manner.

      • Spinmamma

        And you think the Christian schools are the reason for this? The choice of words was deliberate since the Prez never speaks without his written playbook. Why not suggest the schools have joint events instead of suggesting the schools themselves foster division? Why not suggest the communities foster safe clubs and events where children can interact with each other (assuming this isn’t already happening.)

        • Bathing Suit Area

          He mentioned schools as one example of segregated institutions. Given how it’s much harder to believe bigoted stereotypes if you grow up around people of other faiths.

          • Spinmamma

            Just out of curiosity, how do you know that children who attend Christian schools grow up believing in bigoted stereotypes? You seem to have a number of those embedded in your psyche yourself-so did you go to a faith based school?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Way to misread a comment, buddy.

            I said children growing up in SEGREGATED environments are more likely to be able to believe in bigoted stereotypes.

            Don’t be so desperate to find something to be offended by.

          • Spinmamma

            I wasn’t offended in the least. Just curious. Also, your comment was pretty clear you were pursuing the idea of schools segregated by faith as producing “bigoted stereotypes” from not being around persons of other faiths.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Not necessarily producing, but those sorts of ideas are more likely to flourish in that environment.

            It’s a lot harder to believe that “those people” (whoever they are) are terrible heathens when you’re used to sitting next to them in history class or playing with them at lunch time.

      • Jessica

        He’s not singling out Catholics but he is suggesting that there is something wrong about Catholic schools and their existence. He’s insinuating that Catholic schools are the problem…I’d say the real problem is the English going into Ireland and saying “Mine now!” I’m Australian so I see the animosity between Catholics and Protestants over there like the animosity between Indigenous Australians and Australians.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Why do you think he was saying Catholic schools were the problem? Maybe he was against the Protestant ones.

          • Jessica

            Like I said, he’s not singling out Catholic.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Yet you keep calling it evidence of anti Catholic hate.

          • Jessica

            Whoops completely missed this one. I think this has to do with my question I posted? Let me clarify why I was given the impression that there’s a lot of Catholic hate in America: twitter and youtube lol Probably not the best way to judge how many people hate the Catholic Church but there seems to be a whole bunch of militant atheists out there.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Youtube comments are a wretched hive of scum and villainy. From those you can find evidence of widespread hatred against anything, including ice cream, sunny days, blowjobs or adorable kittens even.

          • Jessica

            LOL first laugh of the day!

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Do you not think that keeping Indigenous Australians in separate schools away from white kids is divisive?

          • Jessica

            LOL in what way did I say that Indigenous Australians and Australians should be kept separate? And I never said Obama hated Catholics. I don’t know enough about him to make that assertion.

  • http://www.onEye1.com/ JamieD

    His ‘roots’ are showing.

    • rinodino

      The fringe’s “roots” have been showing for a long time, A LONG TIME

  • aegean1

    So where is his criticism of the Black Caucus? Or NAACP?

    • BAW

      Obama believes in segregation and discrimination as long as “his side” is doing it. It’s exactly the same bigotry and narrow mindedness of racists in the 60s and 70s. Decent people were eventually convinced by how wrong that was and rejected that sort of thinking. Now we have it coming from the “intellectual elites” and I don’t think they’re decent enough or smart enough to ever learn differently. They just have to be rejected and shunned.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Are those groups calling for segregated schools now?

      • William P Murphy

        This is not a segregation issue: it is a school choice issue.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          He was speaking about segregated schools in Ireland. How do you make it all about school choice in America?

          • William P Murphy

            It is a school choice in Northern Ireland. Catholic schools there admit non Catholics and some Catholics go to non Catholic Schools. This is not forced segregation.
            Make sure you put North in with the Ireland. The Republic and Northern Ireland are not the same.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            It isn’t forced, but the society there is pretty strongly segregated along religious lines, is it not?

          • William P Murphy

            If it is voluntary, what is wrong with that?

  • Brad Larsen

    They are divisive.They put you in one of two groups: Those going to heaven and those going to hell. Obama wishes you could get by without being judged. He wishes St Peter would just say ” You weren’t much good yourself but you were standing next to some nice folks when you died. “. He believes in collectivism not individualism.

  • maggie1959

    O is supposed to be christian, if he were christian than he would know that Catholics and Protestants both teach tolerance, and acceptance not division. This president is the most decisive I have ever seen.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      “Catholics and Protestants both teach tolerance”

      Surely he’d know that if he followed the history of Ireland, right?

      • William P Murphy

        The Catholics and Protestants teach it: not everyone learns it.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          So the people who’ve been fighting in Ireland all those years weren’t Catholics and Protestants?

          • William P Murphy

            The people fighting were not following Catholic or Protestant teachings.

  • dunst43

    Liberal Fascism at its best.

  • MontanaGal

    This president’s (lower case “p”) disdain for me (as a Catholic) and ALL every day, hardworking, believers-in-God, Constitution-dedicated Americans OFFENDS me. My heart breaks a little bit more every day that this administration continues on its mission to “fundamentally change” what our Founding Fathers (not “Founding Founders”) designed. Pissed? You bet I am!

  • BAW

    I’m not Catholic but 2 of my 3 children received some of their education in Catholic schools. They were welcomed and well served.

    It’s not Catholics who are divisive in my experience, it’s the Catholic “haters.” People who never fail to criticize yet totally disregard all of the great work done by Catholics, Catholic schools, Catholic hospitals, Catholic charities and Catholic churches, around the world for generations!

    I won’t listen to bigotry and narrow minded prejudice against groups or people who have done little or nothing to contribute to society so I’m outraged when that sort of thinking is directed at Catholics.

  • Jason Kramar

    If President Obama feels so threatened by Catholic schools that he feels compelled to call them out on the world stage, we must be doing something right! Never give in, never give up. Amen.

  • Jazzee

    did you notice he said Catholic but not Muslim schools?????????????????? We all know the answer to why now don’t we????? Tried to tell all them ‘yes we can’ zombies but they didn’t listen…..the man is evil beyond comprehension

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Ah yes, because of Ireland’s longstanding history of Muslim-Protestant segregation.

  • Neal

    I guess no one is aware of what Ireland went through religiously (and in some ways what it still goes through). There is ANIMOSITY over there between Catholics and Protestants. Not as bad as 20 years ago, but it’s still there. The statement does not blanket all Catholic schools – it applies to the Irish and how if Catholics/Protestants could be a little more ecumenical, things might be a little better.

    When reading these garbage articles, the writer will tacitly insert his position by leaving out context. With the proper context, this statement is harmless.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      But without proper context, it’s a great excuse to pretend to be persecuted. Rich white straight dudes are sorely lacking for chances to pretend to have been discriminated against.

  • http://www.onEye1.com/ JamieD

    He already thinks he’s the leader of the world.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    Being against segregation doesn’t mean hating one of the sides, you numbskulls.

    • Corey Dennison

      Spoken like a true Democrat.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        So you think it does?

  • Spike Bement

    Come on guys, he’s just misunderstood. (I just threw up in my mouth)

  • Bathing Suit Area

    Are you guys really calling for segregation between Catholics and Protestants?

    • Corey Dennison

      No…but we’re calling for less vitriol from our pResident and less stupidity from you.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        Are you really going to claim that “Segregation is bad” counts as vitriol? You should try to know what words mean before you use them.

        • Jessica

          He’s not claiming that at all. He’s saying that implying Catholic Schools create segregation is akin to slander…because it is.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            I see the problem now, you’ve utterly failed to understand what Obama was saying. Must happen to you a lot.

          • Jessica

            Lol no need to resort to insults. I completely understood what Obama was saying.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            He pointed out that the way in which many institutions in Ireland (including schools) are segregated between Protestants and Catholics can perpetuate divisiveness.

            How you interpreted that into a jihad against Catholic run schools I’ll never understand.

          • Jessica

            Never said he was launching a “jihad” against Catholic run schools. He is suggesting (meaning he never said anything explicitly but it was implied) that religious schools create segregation and divisiveness. That is slander in my books. Catholic schools are inclusive of all religions. It isn’t the schools that are the problem and suggesting that they are produces hatred and resentment in the populace.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            What makes you think he was talking about religious schools in general, and not just religiously segregated schools?

          • Jessica

            What Christian schools do you know that segregate society?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            You mean aside from the religiously segregated society and schools in northern Ireland? The ones we’re talking about?

          • Jessica

            The society might be segregated – I haven’t been there to judge for myself. But calling Catholic or any religious schools “segregated” because they profess to teach by the beliefs of a certain religious denomination is absolutely absurd. The point of religious schools is to educate children on a spiritual level – for Catholics this is one of the most fundamental things a child could ever go through as it begins the process of bringing them closer to salvation. That’s all religious schools do – by your logic, schools for the deaf, and schools for the blind, schools for music, schools for the gifted, schools for art, or any other school that professes to teach a certain way for a certain type of people in divisive and dangerous to the fabric of society. By your logic, all schools should have no identifying features that could distinguish them as being ‘individual’. Catholic and all other religious schools are simply picked on because they are religious. Unlike schools for the deaf, schools for the gifted or any other “divisive” school, Catholic schools allow others of different religions into their halls. If I really wanted to learn Braille as a child, I very much doubt the blind school down the road would have wasted their funding on me. OMG THEY’RE DIVIDING THIS SOCIETY!!!

            Let me repeat so I don’t have to keep saying this:

            Point number one: Obama, in my opinion, was not singling out Catholic schools, he was talking about Christian schools. He never mentioned any other religion (because of the context of his speech, this is understandable) so I can’t make judgments on whether he has beef with all religious affiliated schools or just Christian ones (even saying Christian is a bit of a stretch considering he only mentioned two denominations).

            Point number two: Obama did not explicitly say that Christian schools are divisive and the article never actually said he explicitly said that. The articles said he “suggested” it – which he clearly did. Read Obama’s quote again:

            “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” Obama said.

            That line between “divided” and “if” doesn’t mean end of sentence, it means for example! He’s establishing what he thinks is the cause of these divided towns and then implicitly offers a solution: shut them down. Not only that, but he has accused schools of promoting fear and resentment.

            Ok, see what’s happened? I got all worked up! I’m not trying to convince you, rather I’m trying to show you the logic to my point of view as you seem to think that anyone who finds something wrong in what Obama said must be an idiot. You said you couldn’t for the life of you figure out why I thought the way I did so now I’ve given you the reason.

            I would have done it last night except I had to go to bed early so I could wake up early enough to get to university. A CATHOLIC university. :)

          • Bathing Suit Area

            He said nothing about closing down any schools. And given the context, it seemed clear to me that he wasn’t objecting to the existence of schools associated with a religion, but to the fact that Catholic and Protestant kids were kept away from each other growing up. Which does make it much easier for fear and resentment to continue across generations. I’m pretty sure he was less interested in closing down schools, and more in opening them up to more diversity.

          • Jessica

            I certainly see your point and that could have very well been his intention – I do not know enough about US politics or Obama to make an informed decision. But I think everyone here, including myself, is reading in between the lines. I also think that the reason why we disagree is perhaps you have a view of Catholic schools that I don’t share – namely, that they’re hotbeds for anti-Protestant sentiments and the other way around. I have never felt that Catholic schools are divisive but I guess it has a lot to do with our perceptions – saying that, I’m assuming, probably unfairly, that Catholic schools function pretty much the same everywhere (that is if they’re proper Catholic schools). I think Obama should have made himself clearer. I know he never said anything about closing down schools but I felt that he was implying that schools should be made secular. In which case, I would have to object because kids need to get their spiritual education from somewhere, especially in a place where they are free to question.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            I’m sure that in most of the world there’s no real enmity between the two, and Catholic schools are just fine and dandy. But in northern Ireland there is a real (and recent) history of fighting and bloodshed.

            Keeping the kids from each “side” separated when they’re growing up is necessary to keeping that sort of hostility going, as it’s much harder to see a religion/race/whatever as “the enemy” when you spent your childhood sitting next to them in class and playing kickball with them at recess.

            Obama’s statements seemed pretty clear to me, make sure you’re not pulled in by those around here who would twist every word he says to mean the worst thing possible.

          • Jessica

            There is a serious problem over there, that cannot be denied. How would you suggest fixing the problem – specifically relating to the denominational schools. As a Catholic, regardless of which country I live in, I would prefer to send my potential kids (lol) to a Catholic school.

        • kbielefe

          You mean knowing what words like segregation mean, which is involuntary, enforced separation? As opposed to an individual freely choosing a school that shares his own beliefs?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Self segregation is still segregation. The term does not imply coercion.

  • Jessica

    Can I ask as a non-American what is with all this hate towards Catholics and their institutions??

  • worldscam

    So many people hate Obama for so many reasons. This is like # 1 million on my list and it grows every day. Obama must be forced out – Impeached. dragged by ugly ears — whatever needs to be done– it MUST be done at this point to save America.

    • worldscam

      He shouldn’t be in power anyway. He’s a lying, corrupt narcissistic pothead anyway who cheated 100000x more than Nixon to get re-elected. GET HIM THE FRICK OUT ALREADY! It’s PATHETIC that people stand for his CONSTANT shenanigans

    • rinodino

      YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get that “MUSLIM TERRIORIST THAT DOENS’T LOOK LIKE THE REST OF THE PRESIDENTS” out of there!!! YEAH!!!!! (For Lisa/Sarc)

  • James Edward Thomas

    Soooo….we should send them all to the Muslim schools?

  • Concerned

    Wonder how Nancy Pelosi, as a “practicing Catholic”, is dealing with this news fresh out of her BFFs mouth?

    • Bathing Suit Area

      She’s probably fine with it, as unlike you guys she can parse an English sentence.

      • Concerned

        Your punctuation is incorrect. However, I’m not here to correct the structure of one’s sentences.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          I do get a little carried away with my commas sometimes.

  • thinkingabovemypaygrade

    How did Pres. O get reelected? His radical views were pretty much revealed already in the first term (for those who did not know or who ignored his radical past).

    And so he has nothing to lose…now! We are the losers!

    • thinkingabovemypaygrade

      And perhaps some might think this comment about Catholics is out of context. A fair criticism…except that the fuller context shows Pres. O pushing persons of faith (catholic, protestant…) to give up their principles and SUBMIT to supporting abortifacents, other things against their historic deeply held beliefs. THAT is the true full context.

  • Kevin D. Cantley

    So basically he is suggesting a one world religion, because religions are divisive.

  • Paul C.

    The worst president EVER, he will be judged accordantly.

  • tarandfeatherthecrooks

    US Branch of Government, State Media, fails to mention Catholic organization’s Lawsuit against Obama(doesn’t)care mandates. If they don’t mention it, it didn’t happen. If you keep not mentioning the truth, people will eventually not believe it.

  • billeeblue

    I think he needed some of that divisive Catholic educations. Especially when I went to Catholic school in the 1950’s. Uh-huh. The nuns would have shaped him up.

  • nmfd72

    Let’s not fool ourselves here, If I had a nickel for every Catholic who will be offended about his remark but voted for him in 2012 I would be a milllionaire 3 times over! This should surprise NO ONE!!

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Offended by the remark he actually made, or by the way some around here have “interpreted” it for them?

      It’s almost as if there are many Catholics who vote based on policy, rather than on fake outrage.

  • wabbott

    Hmm..I wonder why he has never made similar comments about Muslim Madrasas (schools)? Oh, I know…they’re not divisive, right?

  • Jessica

    As a non-American, can someone enlighten me on what all the hate towards Catholics is about? I see a lot of it coming from Americans for some reason (not trying to offend anyone!)

    • Noneya

      It’s spills out of our liberal democrats mouths for some reason. A good amount comes from the activists. I’m an American Catholic and I can tell you straight out I’ve never felt our faith more threatened here in the US in my lifetime. Obama is a radical and most here understand the threat from his agenda is real.

    • hsfred

      I don’t believe Americans are anti-Catholic at all as the numbers here of Catholic citizens is quite large. Don’t listen to media or Obama.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Who actually said anything anti Catholic here?

      • Jessica

        I never said from here…I was speaking in a more general sense

        • tarandfeatherthecrooks

          It is the “State Media” and Liberal Leftists, Socialist Alyiskyites….

  • HML

    All Obama needs to do is keep his trap shut, the Irish will work out their own differences.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Does Obama have a death wish? The surgeon general has determined that walking around Northern Ireland dissing the Catholic church is hazardous to your health.

    Now we know why he needed an aircraft carrier parked off the Irish coast and why he needed to speak from behind an 8-inch thick bulletproof glass wall.

    Is there no end to this fool’s insanity? Can we have him mentally evaluated?

    • Bathing Suit Area

      How was he “dissing” Catholics? It sounds like you’re the one being insulting towards them, given that you seem to think them a bunch of murderers.

  • George Murrey

    If there were a pres that has been very divisive, it’s this one. But, he’ll blame somebody saying he never said that. That’s been and always be his mantra, even after he leaves our House.

  • Noneya

    Obama is a liberal fool. Anyone who passes any legislation this pos wants is fool as well. Btw don’t tell me how Christian this guy is either. The evidence is solid against him in all aspects.

  • JR48

    Can’t tell you how happy that I am that our POTUS just keeps spreading his message of inclusion around the world. He’s like a fairy spreading happy dust amongst our allies…o_O

  • hsfred

    I’m not an Obama supporter, but if all of this judgment is being placed upon that one quote above – then it seems it’s misplaced. We have Catholic schools and public schools. I am unaware of whether we have Protestant schools. But if all of Ireland’s schools are either only Catholic or only Protestant – then what Obama said (only in the above quote as I don’t know the rest of his speech) is not untrue.
    Religious war scars are still fresh in Ireland. Hopefully they’ll eventually view each other as more than their religion.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    “IT is not a unity of Religion we seek, but a unity of Religious people…” -Bishop Fulton J. Sheen #aManForAllSeasons #LifeIsWorthLiving
    Before my mother died in 1991, she was kind of like Obama-Very liberal, Attended a “Fringe” Christian Church, etc., but…She was a product of the Parochial Schools in Brooklyn, New York….And I’M CATHOLIC TOO, even tho’ I haven’t gone to Mass since 1993…
    And besides, I’d look like Heffer from “Rocko’s Modern Life” #Nickelodeon if I wore a Burqua… XD #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Big_Jake

    Catholic schools are divisive? Really? I believe there is another religion (the name happens to escape me at the moment) where a certain gender is singled out and REQUIRED to wear a shower curtain-esque garment about themselves in public? I also believe they have scriptural instructions to murder said gender in the name of their god should they step out of line in ANY way. Depending of course on how their leadership interprets scriptural passages. I even hear they have been known to murder cartoonists and other public figures who question or lampoon their deity. Is that not divisive as well? I’m NOT a catholic, never have been, and I’m fully aware (as is everyone who can read or comprehend TV) of the Catholic Church’s terrible pedaphelia scandals. They are horrible and the Catholic Church SHOULD be legally held responsible to those victims because of Church sanctioned coverups. PERIOD! Still, I find our President’s comment to be as much about political wrangling as it is about religion. The Catholic Church and most other Christian denominations have made no bones about standing against the gradual, yet increasingly intense, intentional stranglehold the Left has been promoting for some years now. Liberalism is considered by many to be the fastest growing religion in the last 100+ years. Liberals have simply substituted government of God. Thus the push for a bigger government, wielding more intrusive control over the populace. Sound familiar? We as citizens should be asking ourselves WHY the government is intentionally erasing the line of separation between Church and State? Between this divisive Presidential comment and the government’s recent IRS scandal where they asked applicants for the contents of prayers and other religion centric questions in order to determine an organization’s tax exempt status, the government has intentionally created a figurative Church/State Siamese twin. Have you yet stopped to wonder why? Maybe we ALL should start questioning.

  • Andy Lamb

    People are completely missing the broader point Obama was making. Along with schools, he said “if Catholics have their buildings and Protestants have theirs.” What buildings is he talking about? What is a Catholic building? A church!!! He’s not just attacking education, he’s attacking the church itself!!

    • Bathing Suit Area

      LOL, paranoia for everyone!

  • Shay

    Obama should know about division, nobody in the history of the USA has been such a divisive figure as he. I would take Catholic schools over the public ones any day, true education in the subjects that matter. I am guessing it is just a tactic to draw the ire away from all the other scandals.

  • Norma T, Brown

    This coming out of the mouth of the most divisive leader in American history.!! Does he ever for one enlightened moment consider that he has been brain washed from youth on???So sad!!

  • Norma T, Brown

    This coming from the mouth of the most divisive leader in American history!! I sometimes wonder if he ever thinks for one enlightened moment that he may be wrong in his thinking! Or just maybe, The rest of us may know what is better for our country. So sad he hasn’t a clue!

  • davesnothere

    Obama hates Catholic schools because they’re not controlled by the federal government and not run by union sheep.

  • lukuj

    Catholic schools give a better academic and moral education at a much lower cost per student. Obama can’t stand that- especially teaching morals for which he has disdain.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Why do you hate Protestant schools?

      • lukuj

        I don’t. I know of many fine such schools in my area and would have felt comfortable sending my boys to them. In fact, several of the Catholic kids in my Faith Formation class go to a Protestant school in my area and are getting a fine education. Whatever gave you that idea? I never even mentioned such a thing. I am sure Protestsnt schools do as fine a job as the Catholic schools I attended and at which I later taught for a time.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Oh, I was jumping on the bandwagon of misconstruing statements to pretend that people hate a religion. Isn’t that what we do around here? It’s what the whole article is about.

          • lukuj

            We have a president who shows his disdain for religions other than Islam over and over. I tried giving him the benefit of the doubt, but he just kept on doing and saying things that made it impossible for a rational person to draw any other conclusion.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Remind me what the religion is of most of the people Obama’s been calling drone strikes on?

          • lukuj

            No, you were failing to understand plain English.

  • Mad Hatter

    You uneducated dummies. I guess none of you know anything about the school segregation criteria in Northern Ireland? NEWS FLASH – there is state-funded school segregation in Ireland based on religion.

    Do you agree with that? Probably not. And neither does Obama. Segregating schools based on the criteria of religion is like segregating based on race. It’s appalling and it IS divisive.

    PLEASE do some homework and read about the segregated school system in Northern Ireland. Obama was not dissing Catholicism. He was clearly referring tot he Catholic/Protestant school segregation issue that continues to encourage violence.

    • http://www.onEye1.com/ JamieD

      So, according to your analysis, anyone who thinks differently than the “whole” is divisive? Personal beliefs are NOT going to be equal. Difference is diversity, but you seem to want to eliminate diversity.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        Can you even read?

        • http://www.onEye1.com/ JamieD

          Apparently you did not understand my reply in the context of the comment. What part do I need to clarify?

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      You absolutely do not know what you are talking about.
      And it is absolutely none of Barack Obama’s business to make such divisive statements as the President of the United States of America on foreign soil. Period case closed.

  • TocksNedlog

    The man that attended a Muslim school telling us that religious schools are ‘divisive’.

    Perhaps Biden was correct, and Obama really does have a big stick. This would help to explain how he manages to step on his crank every freakin’ day!

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Obama the divider strikes again.
    What an ignorant poser!

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    Well. of course he thinks the Catholic Church is divisive– They freakin’ grew a pair and stood up to him when he tried to run their freedom of religion over with mandatory birth control. The Pouter in Chief will have his revenge. Notice that he planted the thought that the Protestant faiths are divided against the Catholics? I don’t know one Catholic that is worried that a Lutheran is going to bomb them into the Hereafter. The President, and his minions, I think rather define the word divisive.

    • unknown

      Is he planning on seeing the Pope at some point to tell Francis to get those darn Catholics of his in line /sarc.

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        No, he will tell the Pope he is the Worldly One and Everyone is to follow him, no God, No Father, no Son of God Jesus Christ, just Worldly Man him.

    • unknown

      Is he planning on seeing the Pope at some point to tell Francis to get those darn Catholics of his in line /sarc.

    • Suegirly

      Awesomely put! And as a Lutheran. ..happy to hear it! 😉

  • Scott W

    To look for the depth and breadth of Obama’s radicalism, all you have to do is look at the ones he made deals with to get into the White House. The Bushes put Obama in the White House. This Senator came out of no where to capture the Presidency. The coincidence is to high and the fingerprints are very clear I would bet the farm, Bush Family, and Obama are one in the same. Who’s fanaticism/radicalism goes all the way back to Prescott S. Bush.

    • OLLPOH ~ America

      Do you read much? And if you do Read both of his autobiographies. They are his Manifesto. He has no respect for America because he was not raised in America. America is a tool for Collective Salvation. Black Liberation Theology was taught in Jeremiah Wrights church, which he attended for 20 years. He was married in his church by Wright. Black Liberation Theology was created by James H. Cone. Obama did name his book Audacity of Hope after a Jeremiah Wright’s Sermon.
      Here’s some evidence in which we did research for you. We all need to be adults and adults deal with reality and reality is the here and the now…
      Obama on White Folks Greed…(Please if you can ask yourself this question: Why would he write this in an autobiography?)
      Taken from his book and in his own words: “Dreams From My Father” page 158 of 235 PDF Form:
      The title of Reverend Wright’s sermon that morning was “The Audacity of Hope.” He began with
      a passage from the Book of Samuel-the story of Hannah, who, barren and taunted by her rivals,
      had wept and shaken in prayer before her God. The story reminded him, he said, of a sermon a
      fellow pastor had preached at a conference some years before, in which the pastor described going
      to a museum and being confronted by a painting titled Hope.
      “The painting depicts a harpist,” Reverend Wright explained,
      “a woman who at first glance appears to be sitting atop a great mountain.
      Until you take a closer look and see that the woman is bruised and bloodied,
      dressed in tattered rags, the harp reduced to a single frayed string.
      Your eye is then drawn down to the scene below, down to the valley below,
      where everywhere are the ravages of famine, the drumbeat of war,
      a world groaning under strife and deprivation.
      “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day
      than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year,
      where white folks’ greed runs a world in need,
      apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…
      That’s the world! On which hope sits!”

  • Scott W

    To look for the depth and breadth of Obama’s radicalism, all you have to do is look at the ones he made deals with to get into the White House. The Bushes put Obama in the White House. This Senator came out of no where to capture the Presidency. The coincidence is to high and the fingerprints are very clear I would bet the farm, Bush Family, and Obama are one in the same. Who’s fanaticism/radicalism goes all the way back to Prescott S. Bush.

  • $23988033

    Obama is so insipid that he attacks Catholics when the 20 to 30 million illegals he is letting into the US are Catholics. Duh.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      So he’s simultaneously attacking Catholics, while being too nice to them? That makes heaps of sense, guy.

  • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

    The ironic thing is that he blames this on religious divisions, while he refuses to blame Islam for Islamic terrorism. Sure, most Northern Irish Protestants want their constituent country to remain part of the UK, while most Catholics want it to either become a sovereign country, or be reunited with the Republic of Ireland itself. But, it has more to do with than two denominations of Christianity: All major groups—the English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and Cornish—have a lot of shared history. Queen Elizabeth I, e.g., was the Queen of both Ireland and England, while her father’s family, the Tudor dynasty, was of Welsh origin (Welsh: Tewdwr). Also, Scottish, Irish, Welsh and Cornish people (among some other groups) are all Celts, thus share some common heritage. Many people in the UK have mixed heritage, e.g. Scottish and Irish, and/or live in another part of the country than to what their heritage belongs, e.g. Irish people in Wales; thus, many people who live in one of the constituent countries have relatives living in one of the other three, e.g. Scottish people with relatives in Northern Ireland. (Believe it or not, Saint Patrick was actually Scottish!) Irish republicans, both the sane and insane, want the isle of Ireland to be reunited, so that all Irish people on the island can be Irish citizens. Obama’s problem is that he hates patriotism, at least sane patriotism. Remember how he used to say that we’re all “citizens of the world”? He prefers a one-world government. Instead of blaming religion, why not blame the real people who promote hatred, such as violent, leftist Irish republicans? I’m surprised that he didn’t side with the idea that Northern Ireland should be reunited with the Republic, since Irish republicans tend to be commies.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Ah, so when Protestants and Catholics are fighting, it’s because of complex historical differences. When different sects of Islam are fighting, it’s because they’re just inherently violent savages. Got it.

      • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

        I never said that, hack. You have to look at the context. I’m sure there are Protestants and Catholics on opposite sides of the Irish republican debate who hate each the other side’s faith, but it’s not like the majority of either side hates the other because of their religious differences, like Shiites and Sunnis often do. Northern Irish people who support Irish republicanism do so because they see themselves as Irish, both ethnically and nationally. Northern Irish people who support British Unionism do so because they see themselves as British nationals, and probably because of the close ties between Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English and Cornish people. Obviously the debacle over Queen Elizabeth, and others, had to do with religious differences; most Christians have moved way past that, realizing that just because other Christians may have loopy ideas (or ones you find loopy), you shouldn’t hate them. By the way, I wasn’t referencing the rift between many Sunnis and Shiites, but that Oblamo refuses to blame Muslims who hate non-believers for creating division.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Do you really think those conflicts are any different from each other?

          ALL fights between religious or ethnic groups boil down to “those guys are killing us and taking our land, we should have our guys kill them and take their land!” and the inevitable vicious cycle this creates. Religions and ethnicities are just the markers by which people decide which side is which.

          Insisting that it’s “different” when it’s the Irish is just ignorant.

          • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

            Whatever, you fat, bald, nerdy libtard!

          • Bathing Suit Area

            You’re gonna have to try harder than that if you want to insult me. Of course, it’d be even better if you wanted to have an actual reasonable discussion.

          • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

            The rift between Shiite and Sunnis goes back to the debate over who was to succeed Muhammad as caliph, and also different religious practices and beliefs. Religious divisions have been secondary to the UK-Irish conflict in recent decades. Even people in Ireland have said that the rift hasn’t been over Catholicism vs. Protestantism lately, but more so over British loyalism vs. Irish nationalism. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110303132414AAl51an
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Protestantism#Ireland

            So it’s not just me that’s saying it.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Oh, so you’re backing off from insults now?

            These conflicts are all the same, it’s tribalism in every case. Whether you differentiate the warring tribes by religion, or by nationalism, the conflict doesn’t change.

          • http://twitter.com/4ever_a_kafir Travis Wolfeil

            Since you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about, I don’t see why you’d be upset that I “insulted” you. Sunnis and Shiites aren’t fighting about which country they feel they should belong to, are they? So no, it’s not the same. (Last time I checked, not only are religion and ethnicity not the same, you could take your choice of the former, but not the latter.) I told you that to look at the facts. Apparently I was asking too much of you.

          • Suegirly

            and so you’re defending the man who brings up ethnic differences constantly is that what you’re telling us?

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Constantly brings up ethnic differences? What, by walking around being black?

  • ObamaFail

    The man who has drawn more lines between races and religions and income is going to lecture people on being divisive? Another shining example of King Hypocrites “Do as I say, Not as I Do” that he is so great at. Dividing the country is about the only real accomplishment Obama has made.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    I think this is my favorite instance of fake outrage at a willful misinterpretation of something the president said since, “you didn’t build that”.

    • Spinmamma

      “fake outrage”?

  • William P Murphy

    Did Obama even know what he said? He just reads the teleprompter without thinking?

  • Suegirly

    Please note! He called for an end to Protestant education as well. We have schools too! My question. ..did he call for an end to that Madrasa he attended?

  • Wiki David

    This from the man when askee about Islamic jihadists replies, Islam is a great religion

  • DorothyGrissom

    It’s bitter-sweet ironic justice seeing just how many people this “uniter” is alienating. To all those who voted for the Idiot King, I hate to say we told you so, but, “We told you so.”

  • Yukidongo

    Love how he’s talking about something he knows nothing about. In a country he knows nothing about (Ireland), with a history he evidently knows nothing about or he wouldn’t be opening his mouth about Catholic and Protestant divisiveness. Basically, folks he was talking about anything that is differential Christian doctrine, opposing each other…NOT specifically Catholics. He is a Muslim. Don’t you realize he is going to UNITE the entire world as Muslims? US is going to be Muslim by 2016–he told persons in the Muslim controlled UN. Haven’t you paid attention to his appointments to DOJ, DHS, and the State Dept, to the policy making and enforcing positions? Anyone that still believes his lies about being Christian with all his Freudian slips to the contrary, and that ring he wears (now his wedding band, but worn all his life and he wouldn’t take it off when he got married), that states in arabic–“No other God but Allah”, and his quoting of the “HOLY” Qu’ran (no Christian quotes a diddlydamn thing from the HOLY Qu’ran, yeah, anyone who still believes that he is Christian has been drinking Fool Aid. And, he could give a rat’s ass about Catholic or Protestant…There is NO specific attack here on Catholics. He is running his mouth against Christians, period, and stirring the already tumultuous pot in Ireland, between two Christian religions that don’t get along. The Great Divider Strikes again… Don;t you get it?

  • Yukidongo

    Absolutely no individual, pointed attack on Catholicism… Or Protestants. Attack is on Christianity, and the distrust these two religions have for each other in that country. Obama is pointing it out, and stirring the pot.

    “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” Obama said.

    In America, we really don’t care if someone is Catholic or Protestant. There is is a sore spot, and he is drawing attention to it, and that alone causes turmoil. There are too many open wounds there, and he knows it. He’s such a jerk, and yet he is such an idiot as well, because he really doesn’t know enough about “absolutely anything” foreign and abroad to be talking about it. Total buffoon.
    There is a much bigger picture here with the few words.